Saturday, October 4, 2008

A few Saturday evening items

  • As we previously reported, Milewski and Baggot have a first look at the lines and reports from this mornings men's practice. The team skated again at 3pm this afternoon, but media were not present. Capobianco reports on this afternoon's practice, which consisted of a 2-period scrimmage.

    The UW hired officials to work the scrimmage, and apparently the affair was penalty-filled. Not surprising at this point in time, but let's hope the boys work that out of their systems quickly.

    Team Red and Team White tied with 4 goals apiece. Brendan Smith had 2 goals for Team Red, and Tom Gorowksy and Mike Davies each scored 1 goal. Team White goals were scored by Ryan McDonagh, Chris Hickey, Ben Grotting, and Jamie McBain.

    So, it looks like the defensemen outscored the forwards. And 2 of the forward goals were scored by guys who are pencilled in on the 5th forward line. Hmmm. (Yeah, I know it's just a scrimmage during the 1st day of practices, but nonetheless I say "hmmm".)
  • Per the Blog Hogs, Jake Dowell wore the "A" again tonight for Rockford, perhaps this time all by himself, as Danny Groulx was scratched. The Icehogs lost 5-3; Dowell was held off of the scoresheet. Ryan Nie, the Icehogs goalie for 2 periods tonight, might be a bit of a sieve, as he's listed as an outside shot to make the team. He allowed 4 goals on 20 shots before Joe Fallon replaced him in the 3rd. In goal for Peoria was a player whose name you might find familiar -- Ben Bishop from Maine.

  • Lowetide has a post today on Tom Gilbert.

  • The Chicago Blackhawks made 3 more cuts today, with Jack Skille still on the roster. The Hawks' last preseason game is tomorrow. Expect final cuts on Monday or Tuesday.